Monthly Archives: July 2012

Hard Ground

Sometimes we are called to a task
that we cannot quite complete
but must make a beginning,
leaving its finishing until
the soil is softer
or we are strengthened, Continue reading

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Breaking Free

I needed some more steel fence posts to extend the drying pasture just a bit before all of the grass has turned to brown. I could have gone to town and bought another dozen new T-posts Continue reading

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Good Exercise

When we are willing to use whatever trick it takes to turn us away from the things that pull us toward self-destruction, we are ready to overcome. Continue reading

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Scattered Showers

There is in our dry times
a rather pointed disappointment
in clouds that hold the color of rain
Continue reading

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A Small Twist of Fate

“You ready to go home or do you want to fish a little while longer?” I asked Hunter, our thirteen-year-old grandson. The sun had gone down about a half-hour earlier and dusk was beginning to settle into the evening. Continue reading

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Finders, Keepers

So, Gramma Randa being the imaginative woman she is and Hunter being over at our place yesterday, she suggested I take Hunter fishing. Continue reading

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Revelation

There are times when the illumination of heaven reveals to us a wonderful potential, a promise of growth and maturing and fulfillment. In those instances when hope burns within us and we suddenly see the evidence of God’s touch upon us, we are changed. Continue reading

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Answered Prayer

After these weeks of triple digit heat
in a summer that began in April,
this second season of drought Continue reading

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Battle at Randolph Creek

I guess it might be a bit presumptuous to say the Lord was thinking of little boys when He made creeks. I think it would be fair, though, to say that there’s little else like a creek when it comes to entertaining a boy. Continue reading

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Of Toads and Timbers

It is in the careful blending of work and play that boys become healthy men. And the men who can still be boys at the right time just might become the kind of Granpa’s that boys want to visit again. Even when they’re old. Continue reading

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